The IDM - a transfaculty, multidisciplinary postgraduate health research institute
Based on the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences campus in a 7,100 sqm state-of-the-art facility, we operate in the fields of infectious diseases & molecular medicine
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IDM driving world class research
We conduct research at the laboratory-clinic-community interface by engaging a wide range of scientific & clinical disciplines; with 62 consortia linking us with 183 institutions in 22 African countries & 24 countries beyond.
IDM capacity building
Capacity building in the IDM
The largest research entity at UCT, the IDM is a national leader in research & health sciences human capital development.
Clinical research
Clinical research relevant to the needs of Africa's people
The IDM infuences health policy and practice by translating our scientific discoveries and applying them in the various communities; community relationships and trust are critical.

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University accredited research institute
Tackling diseases of importance in Africa
Developing people
Impacting health policy and practice


Thursday, 22 February 2018
Annalise Williamson & Jonathan Blackburn
Anna-Lise Williamson and Jonathan Blackburn’s SARChI chairs renewed

Anna-Lise Williamson and Jonathan Blackburn have their national SARChI chairs renewed for a further five-year term each.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:00
Fogarty UCT team
Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program awarded to UCT with partners Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt Universities in the US

The Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program has been established at UCT, in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and Vanderbilt University in the USA, funded for 5 years by the Fogarty International Center, US National Institutes of Health.

Publication Date:
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 16:00
Reto Guler
Reto Guler awarded BRICS multilateral joint S&T research collaboration

Reto Guler was awarded a 3-year BRICS multilateral joint S&T research collaboration grant, with their programme entitled “Epigenetics of macrophages during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection”.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 16:00
Carnegie DEAL fellowships
Carnegie Developing Emerging Academic Leaders (DEAL) in Africa fellowships for the IDM

The IDM recently announced 5 Early-Career and 6 Postdoctoral fellowships awarded, for 3 years each, under the new Carnegie DEAL in Africa programme.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 16:00